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Man, 76, found shot dead in pickup at Bassfield

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in Bassfield.

The body of a 76-year-old white male was found Tuesday night in the bed of a pickup truck parked in the middle of a field off Highway 42. 

Officials say the man had been shot in the chest and a gun was found nearby. 

The body has been taken to Jackson for an autopsy.

Authorities  say they're investigating the death. They're not ruling out suicide.

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